Moss and Bonsai

Asked October 22, 2018, 11:22 AM EDT

I have been encouraging moss growth on the soil surface my bonsai (ulnus and ficus). The soil surface is now completely and thickly covered. Am I risking the health of the bonsai with no soil open to air or light?
Thanks in advance for your response.

New York

1 Response

Thank you for your question. I was unable to find an Extension article on the topic, but the following article from a bonsai expert should help you in cultivating moss: http://ofbonsai.org/species-specific/accent-plantings/moss-basics

Hope this is helpful. Good luck!